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Couple faces a total of 32 charges of abusing two of their maids

Published on Jun 12, 2014 2:32 PM

SINGAPORE - A couple were brought to court on Thursday to face multiple maid abuse charges against their two domestic helpers.

IT manager Tay Wee Kiat, 37, and his wife, Chia Yun Ling, 39, a sales manager, face 21 and 11 charges respectively. They will also be facing Ministry of Manpower charges of breaching work pass conditions.

Tay is said to have caused hurt to Myanmar national Moe Moe Than, 25, six times by using a cane and metal stick to hit her in 2012. Once, he allegedly carried her and threw her out of the bedroom at their home in Yishun Avenue 6.

He is also accused of causing hurt to the other maid, Fitriyah, 32, an Indonesian, on nine occasions.

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